Medal of Honor: Beyond the troubled launch, developers promise updates

Respawn Entertainment’s first virtual reality title, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Surprise-launched at the Game Awards last week, but has since received complaints and negative reviews from players on Steam. Developers are currently working on a series of patches to address key issues. Players have reported gameplay and performance issues with the game, including terrible load times and glitches associated with picking up and reloading weapons. It also lacks some expected features such as advanced graphics settings and various move options. In particular, the Steam version of the game seems to perform worse than the Oculus version, as reported by Reddit users and IGN staff testing the game.

The Oculus subreddit post details some of the fixes that will be added to the game as part of patch 1. This includes adding a smooth rotation movement option and removing the victory screen that appears between levels. Each Above and Beyond mission is divided into a series of vignettes. Each mission ends with a fade to black and a victory screen of victory. Instead, it will be cut and replaced with a victory screen at the end of each mission.

Also, instead of getting gallery content (actual WWII veteran documentary) in story mode, all gallery content will be unlocked from the start of the game when patch 1 is released. This memo does not address the huge 180GB file size and high system requirements of the game. These are another issue for players.

“We are trying to balance the scope of each patch with the ability to release fixes and improvements quickly,” said a Reddit statement. “I can see that the team is working on implementing additional visual scaling options. I’d like to release this as soon as possible, but it’s not included in the first patch. Listen to the community. We promise to tilt. We are trying to fix / adjust as many things as possible. Thank you for your continued support. “

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was reviewed at launch, offering 6 and calling it “a pretty, but the best VR shooter”.

Jordan Oroman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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